Black Seed Oil: A Natural Remedy to Address Symptoms of Menopause

Hormones, produced in your endocrine glands, are powerful chemical messengers that tell all organs in tissues in your body what they need to do. They also play an important role in reproduction and your metabolic process.

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Black Seed Oil: A Natural Remedy to Address Symptoms of Menopause

But in the case of hormonal imbalances, it means your body either produces too much, or too little, of a specific hormone. This could have serious consequences leading to a variety of symptoms conventional medicine treats individually. And treatment usually includes the use of different drugs. Now, while these drugs may leave you feeling much better in the short term, they often have a wide range of effects that, in many cases, could lead to new symptoms developing. Over a period, you may find yourself taking drugs to combat the effects of other drugs.

A holistic approach, however, is using natural remedies that support your body without the side-effects caused by conventional drugs. And Black Seed Oil is one such remedy.

What Is Black Seed Oil?

Black Seed Oil is made from the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant. The seeds and oil of this plant have been used for thousands of years in traditional cooking and medicine. In fact, Egyptian queens used it in their daily beauty ritual, and a vial of the oil was even found in King Tutt’s tomb. 

According to the Prophet Mohammed, Black Seed Oil can “cure every disease except death”. And research increasingly finds that the potential benefits described by traditional folklore are true. As a matter of fact, the beauty industry is starting to use the oil in certain cosmetics due to its excellent properties with regard to slowing down the aging process and addressing certain skin issues.

But before we look at these amazing properties that help address hormonal issues, let us first look at what hormone imbalances lead to. We will, more specifically, look at how they relate to issues specific to women.

Hormone Imbalances

Both men and women can suffer from hormonal imbalances. But in women, the most common symptoms include, amongst many others:

• Irregular periods

• Excessive facial hair, i.e. hirsutism

• The development of acne

• Thinning hair/hair loss

• Weight gain for no apparent cause

Night sweats during menopause

• Dry skin

• Depression

We could link many of the issues to menopause and the aging process, but this does not account for all women with these symptoms. And please remember, lower estrogen levels and menopause go hand in hand. But whatever your reason for these symptoms, you can overcome them naturally.

How Black Seed Oil Addresses Menopausal Symptoms

Black seed oil is known to have antimicrobial, anti-histaminic, antiparasitic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also known to help boost your immune system, fight certain cancers, blood pressure issues, coronary heart disease, inflammatory disorders like arthritis, and even diabetes. But few people know of its estrogen-stabilizing properties that make it an excellent choice when dealing with menopausal issues.

You see, when you ingest Black Seed Oil, the different components in the oil work together at a cellular level. They also show an estrogenic effect at the blood estrogen level. This led to one study suggesting that one could consider the oil as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women!

However, in women with high estrogen levels, the oil could help control them. This is because while the oil is a panacea, it is also pleiotropic. This means that while it addresses a variety of health issues, it also addresses opposing health issues. So, if you have low estrogen levels, it will encourage an increase in estrogen. But if you have high estrogen levels, it will help balance them.

As for more specific issues relating to hormonal imbalance due to menopause, the oil, according to many studies, addresses these individually as well.


Acne, resulting from a buildup of oil and bacteria in hair follicles, manifests on your body as puss-filled bumps that, when squeezed, could cause inflammation and even scarring. The various properties in the oil, however, not only decrease the incidence of acne when taken internally but address inflammation and scarring when applied topically. Interestingly, studies also suggest its efficiency in addressing other skin issues like vitiligo, eczema, and even psoriasis.

Hair Loss or Hirsutism

Here too taking the oil internally helps balance hormones and addresses these issues. Furthermore, when it comes to hair loss, regular massaging with the oil may help stimulate new hair growth.

Weight Gain

Weight gain is common with menopause. Studies indicate that Black Seed Oil helps encourages fat loss. This could result from its estrogen-stabilizing properties and its activity at a metabolic level. For instance, the oil is known to address excessive lipid production in the blood.


Anxiety, depression, and even issues relating to the aging process like Alzheimer’s disease may benefit from Black Seed Oil. The oil has the ability to stabilize brain hormones and help with their neurotransmitter function. In those with Alzheimer’s the oil could also slow down the disease’s progression due to its ability to reduce cell death in the brain and deter cortical senile plaque formation.

Menopause and its symptoms are something every woman faces at some stage during her lifetime. In some women, these symptoms could have a debilitating effect on their quality of life. And some of the changes they go through could even have an impact on their home and working lives. 

But there is an alternative to HRT. And that alternative may just be Black Seed Oil, which is a more holistic approach to coping during this time. What is more, the oil may help support so many other aspects of your health that this article leaves untouched.

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